We as community (that includes you, the reader) have the stance that 3rd party/non-core plugin and theme specific questions are off topic on our site. That rule excludes three parts: Plugins and Themes shipped with core (the Twenty* series) and "future core" or "feature" plugins.
What I now want to discuss with you is the following:
What if our scope would change and third party software would be on topic?
I know, for some of you this will be a bit of a bummer as I was the one to ask for making recommendations off topic, and removing WooCommerce from our scope. Let's face it: WordPress is no religion, so we don't have to believe. We can go a different route and just accept that an idea or a concept only is good as long as we don't have or know anything better. And this site is about making things better, so let's give it a try and sketch out some scenarios that we can evaluate with pros and cons.
How to answer, How to participate and how to propose a change
Please only add one idea per answer so the comments stay focused. Don't shy away to add a "this won't work" answer/concept in case you think it should work. Adding two contrary answers is absolutely appreciated. Voters: Note that upvotes on answers should just indicate how well thought through an answer is and not if you agree with the concept itself.
What happens next?
This question will just be (if it drives any serious amount of answers to it) the first of a series to discuss our scope. The scope will not change because of some answer receiving the most upvotes or just because on of us moderators ♦ agree with it. It will be a community decision in a later question. We will just filter the list of ideas based on comments and come up with a new question/discussion and a narrowed down set of ideas.